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London

The Airbus A340-600, the longest aircraft type in the world, which Virgin Atlantic plans to fly to Australia  once final approvals are received for the London - Hong Kong - Sydney route.

Airlines

Flight test: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class (business)

Flight Test It's hard to grumble about average food and the less than spectacular cabin staff aboard this flight.

Global

The world's must-visit buildings

New York May 2011. The Flatiron Building, or Fuller Building, as it was originally called, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902 it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and the only skyscraper north of 14th Street. The building sits on a triangular island block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak. It anchors the south (downtown) end of Madison Square, and the north (uptown) end of the Ladies' Mile Historic District. Photo Ross Duncan

Katrina Lobley The buildings around the world you must visit, according to the experts.

The Backpacker

Welcome to the world's worst road trip

Bus tours can be fantastic, life-changing adventures ... but sometimes they go wrong.

The Backpacker Buses don't have to reverse, if your driver knows where he's going.

The Tripologist

Everyone asks… Are city passes good value?

People queue outside the Louvre' pyramid in Paris, during the first

Michael Gebicki One persuasive argument in favour of city passes is that they allow you to bypass ticket queues.

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Photo galleries

Photos

London's new high-rise: The Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard

Shrangri-la Hotel

The Shard in London, tallest building in Western Europe, is home to the city’s first high-rise hotel.

Photos

Six of the best: London's luxury hotels

The Connaught

You'll be spoiled for choice at London's six best luxury hotels, writes Julietta Jameson.

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Travellers Tips

Tips

Tourists beware: thievery hotspots around the world

London may not have the reputation for crime that some other cities do, but it's actually one of Europe's worst cities for thieves.

Mark Juddery When a bag containing my laptop and smartphone was stolen in London, it was a shock to me - but not to the locals.

Europe

Budget best: cheapest ways to do Europe's greatest cities

Eiffel Tower Paris Heat

Europe's most popular cities are also among the most expensive. Here's how to make the most of them without burning a hole in your pocket.

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Travel News

Bali's Seminyak gets more glam

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JULIETTA JAMESON | Just when you thought Seminyak couldn't get any more glam, along came Double-Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak.

Deals of the week: Lap of luxury

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Book two nights at the award-winning luxury retreat Saffire Freycinet and receive a third free.

Fear of flying haunts air travellers after MH17 crash

LAWRENCE MONEY 21 Aug | Recent events have made those people afraid of plane travel more afraid than ever.

Sydney's newest accommodation: Sleep at IKEA

ANNIE DANG 21 Aug | Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.

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